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    As I don't have maths at A level, but I really like economics, I was thinking of doing a combined degree. My subjects are Economics, Geography, German and Biology. Does anyone know what it combines well with? Or which unis offer good joint honours degrees?
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    *ahem*http://www.admissions.ox.ac.uk/courses/ppec.shtml

    Loads of universities offer Econmics with... and Economics and... courses. Oxford is partially good for joint courses, as is LSE and many places.
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    As I don't have maths at A level, but I really like economics, I was thinking of doing a combined degree. My subjects are Economics, Geography, German and Biology. Does anyone know what it combines well with? Or which unis offer good joint honours degrees?
    I'd have a look on the UCAS course search and see what combined degrees there are on there. I would have though there must be a few Economics degrees combined with Geography, for example.
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    (Original post by BazTheMoney)
    *ahem*http://www.admissions.ox.ac.uk/courses/ppec.shtml

    Loads of universities offer Econmics with... and Economics and... courses. Oxford is partially good for joint courses, as is LSE and many places.
    But PPE still like maths don't they? I'll check it out though, thanks.
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    As I don't have maths at A level, but I really like economics, I was thinking of doing a combined degree. My subjects are Economics, Geography, German and Biology. Does anyone know what it combines well with? Or which unis offer good joint honours degrees?
    at the moment im thinking of doing a combined economics and economics history or economics and geography...maybe even applying for a economics and german, so who knows :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    at the moment im thinking of doing a combined economics and economics history or economics and geography...maybe even applying for a economics and german, so who knows :rolleyes:
    Ooo sounds like the sort of choice I'd make, more competition for me eh!
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    But PPE still like maths don't they? I'll check it out though, thanks.
    Yeah, but every economics department in the country likes maths, even if they don't say so in the prospectus. If you do Economics, in any form you'll come upon maths sooner or later.
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    (Original post by BazTheMoney)
    Yeah, but every economics department in the country likes maths, even if they don't say so in the prospectus. If you do Economics, in any form you'll come upon maths sooner or later.
    indeed even economics as a minor subject requires maths in some unis, which is abit strange imo, but theyre usually gcse requirements
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    (Original post by BazTheMoney)
    Yeah, but every economics department in the country likes maths, even if they don't say so in the prospectus. If you do Economics, in any form you'll come upon maths sooner or later.
    Yeah, don't get me wrong, I don't mind doing maths as part of economics, I'm just anxious that my lack of it at the moment is going to really work against me getting in to do it anywhere.
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    Yeah, don't get me wrong, I don't mind doing maths as part of economics, I'm just anxious that my lack of it at the moment is going to really work against me getting in to do it anywhere.
    it unfortunately does kinda work against ya, but dont do a joint subject because it gets you in easier, eg i was looking at a economics and german course, and its half economics and half german...i like german, but i know theres no way i can do german as half of the course at university level. If you look for unis with small maths requirements ie only gcse requirements, itll be economics as a minor, ie german and economics (german 3/4 german 1/4) or something like that...which might not be what you want...and also the other unis that offer economics without maths alevel eg Manchester etc
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    indeed even economics as a minor subject requires maths in some unis, which is abit strange imo, but theyre usually gcse requirements
    How it's strange? To have any decent understanding of complex economics, you need maths. I find it strange that universities don't stress the important of maths more, it's a vital part of the course.
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    (Original post by deianra)
    I was under the impression that PPE without Maths, is more of a 'as long as you're amazing at Politics and Philosophy' type of thing?

    For example, I was told by a PPEist that with the candidates with Maths + Sciences/Futher Maths, they look more to see how well you can write and the written work you sent in as they have evidence of your numeracy skills.

    However, the candidates without Maths, they'll accept based more on how good they perform in the P&P interviews, as they already have evidence that they can write well?

    Meh. Greatest degree ever.
    my friends bro is doing ppe atm, really interesting degree, but the workload is crazy, which isnt surprising.
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    (Original post by BazTheMoney)
    How it's strange? To have any decent understanding of complex economics, you need maths. I find it strange that universities don't stress the important of maths more, it's a vital part of the course.
    if you study economics as a minor, you dont look at econometrics or the maths side of the economics that much at all. you study a maths course anyways, so i dont see why a minor economics degree should require any maths requirements higher than gcse
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    Economics combined with Economic History actually looks really interesting, and in some case I could use my German skills too. Haven't done History since year 9 though, hmm. Don't suppose I do any true essay subjects at A level either, though I was good at them at GCSE.
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    Economics combined with Economic History actually looks really interesting, and in some case I could use my German skills too. Haven't done History since year 9 though, hmm. Don't suppose I do any true essay subjects at A level either, though I was good at them at GCSE.
    yea looks interesting - you going to the lse open day?
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    (Original post by deianra)
    Let's all go to America and do a liberal arts degree. Mine would involve Economics, Politics, a bit of Sociology, History and Geography. Oh and some comparative Literature and German. You're sorted
    Heh, I'm with you on that one. I actually really like the sound of this degree though, what do you think?
    http://search.ucas.co.uk/cgi-bin/hsr...s.run?n=636585
    They only offer 12 places per year though, and I still don't have maths! They don't seem to say anything about maths specifically though.
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    (Original post by deianra)
    I was under the impression that PPE without Maths, is more of a 'as long as you're amazing at Politics and Philosophy' type of thing?

    For example, I was told by a PPEist that with the candidates with Maths + Sciences/Futher Maths, they look more to see how well you can write and the written work you sent in as they have evidence of your numeracy skills.

    However, the candidates without Maths, they'll accept based more on how good they perform in the P&P interviews, as they already have evidence that they can write well? And there's always the chance that they'll be good at Econ and take to the Maths...or summat.

    Meh. Greatest degree ever.
    It's certain true that most (actually a huge majority) of students have studied maths at A-Level, and PPEists will encounter P5/P6 stuff in their first year. But because you can drop Economics after the first year, and you only need to pass Prelims, they don't count towards your degree; it's possible to get though the first year with an A/A* at GCSE, IF you'll willing to put the extra work in before and when you get here.

    And yeah, if you have mathematical subject they look at your essay writing and vice versa for people with arts subjects.
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    yea looks interesting - you going to the lse open day?
    I hadn't considered it before, but they don't ask for maths post GCSE, so I may well do now!
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    I hadn't considered it before, but they don't ask for maths post GCSE, so I may well do now!
    yea..the problem i have is, if i apply for economics history, all my other choices has to be economics history, otherwise i cant write a half decent ps..mm
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    yea..the problem i have is, if i apply for economics history, all my other choices has to be economics history, otherwise i cant write a half decent ps..mm
    Wow, Warwick do a good course too, and they only ask for GCSE grade A maths... yay!!! I may just put down 5 economics and economic history degrees, they sound really good, and like something I'd be really interested in!
 
 
 
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